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cal-osha fined chevron for safety violations stemming from the richmond refinery fire. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is live there tonight with the worst of the violations, the ones that cal- osha says was willful. >> serious stuff. and because of that they threw the violations book at chevron. >> reporter: they said this accident should not have happened. >> the total is 25 violations. 23 of those are serious. or serious and willful. >> reporter: 11 violations willful, chevron knew the dangers and could have remedy them. >> willful connotes that there was additional conduct, and that was the failing failing to take reasonable steps knowing that hazard. >> reporter: chevron said: "although we acknowledge that we failed to live up to our own expectations in this incident, we do not agree with several of the cal/osha findings and its characterization of some of the alleged violations as 'willful.' >> reporter: chevron intends -- chevron intends to appeal. they have the strength to appeal for months or years. but this is hardly an isolated case. they have three other investigations goi
investigators say they are zeroing in. on what may have caused an explosion at the chevron refinery in richmond last august. a ruptured pipeline exploded. sending gas and smoke into the air. there were no serious injuries at the refinery. but thousands of people exposed to the toxic air went to hospital with medical problems. others sought lawsuits. kron four's philippe djegal tells us what investigators discovered. >> reporter: vicki. federal investigators say chevron fire fighters responding to a small leak and fire before the big explosion. may have accidently punched a hole in the 40-year-old pipe that eventually failed in august. u-s chemical safety board investigators say they are examining the tools chevron fire fighters used to stop an intial small refinery leak and fire in richmond last august sixth investigators say the 40- year-old pipe that eventually sent a plume of gas and fire into the air was already in bad shape. over time, sulfur from the crude oil flowing through the pipe wore it down. but, the chemical safety board says it's found a gash on the pipe. that investigators say m
million enough? it's a record fine. cal osha says chevron should pay $1 million for the richmond refinery fire in october. but chevron plans to appeal. nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney is in richmond this evening with the new details. terry? >> reporter: yeah, good evening. according to cal osha, there wasn't anything more they could do. this is the largest fine they have ever proposed. it's also the largest they could possibly do under the circumstances, all because of what happened at this refinery in richmond on august 6th. according to cal osha report, a series of violation that set the stage for what could have been injury and death. the smoke was everywhere that august day when the fire broke out at the chevron richmond refinery. in nearby neighborhoods people were running, coughing, locking themselves up inside, many in fear. mike bracy tells me he was cared that day, and a million dollar fine seems low. >> they ought to be fined. and i think -- i don't think they're being fined enough. >> reporter: almost all of the 25 violations cited by cal osha were 100% preventible. >> chevron h
prosecutors will determine whether to file charges. >> chevron's refinery construction permits may not be easy reading but they are revealing reading. still ahead. >> and back here in a couple minutes. we have the forecast. it involves significant warming in your neighborhood. which cities will get into the mid60s. back here in just a few. @ at ikea, we don't just design furniture. we design good mornings. little experiments. big ideas. brighter ways. and better tomorrows you can take home today. imagine if everyday was just a little bit better for everyone. >>> tomorrow expected a issue a fine to chevron for a fire at its refinery. this has chevron attempts to bring its hobbled refinery back up to production. some of the trust issues people are raising to you, tom. >> reporter: they are. chevron's construction permits are further proof that this company wants this back in full production by march. others are saying not so fast. chevron has said the repair work is nearly done. >> what they have not done yet is demonstrated they rebuilt is safely. >> reporter: he says chevron has filed 20 const
liz is a francis, and here's what's "money" tonight, an $18 million judgment against chevron takes a turn. a judge admits he was bribed. will this puts brakes on overseas corruption or just the cost of doing business? we have an exclusive interview with the top lawyer on the case. can lightning fast internet speed spark an economic boom? tennessee is banking on it. a genius plan hopes to get business flocking to the city. the mayor joins us in another fox business exclusive to explain how. mama mia, frozen pizzas poisen for your body? one says yes, suing nestle and california pizza kitchen for $5 million. can she win? even when they say it's not, it's always about "money. ♪ so this is the top story tonight. shocking new allegations of bribery in a huge $18 billion lawsuit against chevron. an ecuadorian coward ordered the massive set length for damage done by drilling done by texaco later bought by chevron. the judge says he was paid half a million dollars to issue the statement against chevron. he has evidence to prove it, and here's the lead attorney in the case and former deput
four news. >>> more clues tonight. on what may have caused an explosion at the chevron refinery in richmond last august. kron four's philippe djegal joins us now with what investigators are looking into. philippe. >> reporter: vicki. federal investigators say chevron fire fighters responding to a small leak and fire before the big explosion. may have accidently punched a hole in the 40-year-old pipe that eventually failed in august. u-s chemical safety board investigators say they are examining the tools chevron fire fighters used to stop an intial small refinery leak and fire in richmond last august sixth investigators say the 40- year-old pipe that eventually sent a plume of gas and fire into the air was already in bad shape. over time, sulfur from the crude oil flowing through the pipe wore it down. but, the chemical safety board says it's found a gash on the pipe. that investigators say must have been done from the outside. investigators are looking into the possibility that while chevron fire fighters were responding to a smaller leak and fire. they may have accidently dama
suspect faces a charge of accessory to murder. >>> new findings indicate last summer's fire at the chevron refinery may have been because of a puncture to a fuel pipe. their own firefighters may of caused the puncture with a common firefighting tool. >> reporter: there was a leak that looked like steam. >> going to generate mist or vapor cloud. >> reporter: we looked into experts. they say the first thing, stop the leak. >> can you isolate the leak by closing valves nearby, come is maybe difficult or a process or do you clamp it or plug it if the pressure will allow. >> once you get through the rappings and down to medal put a steel plug into the hole or wrap it with a pressure clamp. the reports indicate that the pipe was punctured from the outside. the chemical safety board thinks that the chevron fire department, trying to get the insulation off of the pipe using a tool may of punctured the pipe with this making the leak even worse. >> reporter: that is because the piper is isiously corroded by sulpher in the oil was seriously weakened and brittle. >> trying to plug or clamp the hol
breaking find tonight for chevron. california officials have ordered the oil company to pay nearly $1 million for violations in connection with the fire last august at its refinery in richmond. cal osha says they found 25 vi calling 23 of them serious, or willful. it says chevron knew about the dangers, in some cases for as much as ten years. the head of cal osha says chevron could have fixed the problems, and chose not to. >> there was a realistic possibility of death, or serious injuries. >> offering one example of chevron's negligent, cal osha says it found more than 2,000 temporary clamp repairs at the richmond refinery on hundreds of pipes carrying flammables. some of those temporary clamps had been there for as long as 15 years. chevron denies the company intentionally violated safety regulations. in a statement today, chevron said we do not agree with several of the cal osha findings and it's characterization of some of the findings as willful. >>> now to our super bowl coverage from new orleans, where a wave of 49ers fans is rolling in ahead of the big game on sunday. telling
a role in the altercation. >>> a record breaking find tonight for chevron. california officials have ordered the oil company to pay nearly $1 million for violations in connection with the fire last august at its refinery in richmond. cal osha says they found 25 violations and the agency is calling 23 of them serious, or willful. it says chevron knew about the dangers, in some cases for as much as ten years. the head of cal osha says chevron could have fixed the problems, and chose not to. >> there was a realistic possibility of death, or serious injuries. >> offering one example of chevron's negligent, cal osha says it found more than 2,000 temporary clamp repairs at the richmond refinery on hundreds of pipes carrying flammables. some of those temporary clamps had been there for as long as 15 years. chevron denies the company intentionally violated safety regulations. in a statement today, chevron said we do not agree with several of the cal osha findings and it's characterization of some of the findings as willful. >>> now to our super bowl coverage from new orleans, where a wave of
to the church for prayer service there. >>> cal-osha slapped chevron with 25 citations and a million dollars in fines from the richmond refinery fire last year. ktvu's consumer editor tom vacar is here now with why they were hit with so many citations and how the company is responding. tom? >> reporter: it is important to note these violations, 25 of them, and the million dollars fine, these are the highest allowed to cal-osha under california law. >> reporter: the chief says the violations are so many and fines so high because -- >> they didn't follow their own safety procedures. >> reporter: and they didn't follow recommendations about replacing the failed pipe for more than a decade. >> they tried to keep running the refinery while fixing it on- the-fly. >> reporter: they also sited them for failure to test the thickness of pipe, failures to keep contractors safe, failure to equip employees with proper safety gear and failure to make temporary repairs permanent ones. >> knowing that hazard. >> reporter: there are more than 2,000 of temporary repairs, hundredsong pipes caring -- carrying f
into a massive fire last august. the report slamming the company with the largest history. cal osha says chevron had repeatedm-6c8á.jnéz over the period of a decade that it needed to replace the pipe but ignored warnings, then, it did rupture arks louing workers to be inside of the danger zone without proper gear. cal osha says chevron had every opportunity but ignored warnings from it's inspectors putting worker asks a community at risk of injury and death. >> we hope citations and seriousness of them and classification of them is a call. >> there are 25 citations, including 11 that(xx are will l serious, including not following policies, not implementing it's procedures and pervasive violations in leak repair proceeds.l;s only pocket change to the oil giant. still attorney john burress who represents 10,000 people are pleased with the citation. >> it's terrific. thk@n÷z conduct was outragis z preventable he set up an office the day of the fire. sheri lived in point richmond. her asma is worse thins the -- since the fire, she's
they are closing in on what may have caused a massive explosion and fire at the chevron refinery in richmond last august. a ruptured pipeline exploded sending black smoke and gas into the air. thousands of people exposed to the toxic air went to the hospital with medical problems. others filed lawsuits. kron four's philippe djegal has the latest on the investigation. investigators say that this 4 year-old pipe refinery in richmond last august. a ruptured pipeline exploded. sending gas and smoke into the air. there were no serious injuries at the refinery. but thousands of people exposed to the toxic air went to hospital with medical problems. others sought lawsuits. kron four's philippe djegal tells us what investigators federal investigators say chevron fire fighters responding to a small leak and fire before the big explosion. may have accidently punched a hole in the 40-year-old in august. u-s chemical safety board investigators say they are examining the tools chevron fire fighters used to stop an intial small refinery leak and fire in richmond last august sixth investigators say the 40- year
information about last year's massive fire at chevron's richmond refinery. investigators are now suggesting that chevron's own first responders may have made the problem worse. >> reporter: the fire that incinerated and crippled the chevron refinery began with a tiny and visual leak that looked like steam. >> probably going to emit some kind of mist or vapor cloud. >> reporter: cooper says the first thing, stop the leak. >> can you isolate the leak either by closing valves near by which is maybe difficult on a process unit. or do you try to either clamp it or plug it if the pressure will allow. >> reporter: plug a steel plug into the hole or wrap it with a pressure clamp. the pipe was punctured from the outside. the chemical safety board think that is the chevron fire department in trying to get the insulation off the pipe using a tool called a halugan bar may have punctured the pipe with this making the leak even worse. that's because the pipe seriously corroded was more than likely seriously weakened or brittle. >> in trying to plug the hole you make the whole much bigger, the pipe starts
to budget cuts. >>> there's some startling new information about last year's massive fire at chevron's richmond refinery. investigators are now suggesting that chevron's own first responders may have made the problem worse. >> reporter: the fire that incinerated and crippled the chevron refinery began with a tiny and visual leak that looked like steam. >> probably going to emit some kind of mist or vapor cloud. >> reporter: cooper says the first thing, stop the leak. >> can you isolate the leak either by closing valves near by which is maybe difficult on a process unit. or do you try to either clamp it or plug it if the pressure will allow. >> reporter: plug a steel plug into the hole or wrap it with a pressure clamp. the pipe was punctured from the outside. the chemical safety board think that is the chevron fire department in trying to get the insulation off the pipe using a tool called a halugan bar may have punctured the pipe with this making the leak even worse. that's because the pipe seriously corroded was more than likely seriously weakened or brittle. >> in trying to plug th
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him -- tripped and fell behind him. >>> chevron has so far paid $10 million in medical claims after the richmond refinery fire. most of that money has gone to hospitals to pay for exams and treatments for thousands of people. chevron says it implemented corrective actions since the fire. the company is addressing corrosion problems and also revamping the response plan in the event of a leak. >>> a felony charge has been dropped against a private contractor blamed for a 2008 wildfire in the santa cruz mountains. prosecutors say they were not confident they could prove a reckless burning charge against chaning burton. but burton still face as merchandise charge. the fire -- misdemeanor charge. the fire destroyed 63 homes. >>> serious injuries after a major collision in san francisco left this mangled mess of a truck. >>> a warming trend is headed to the bay area. ktvu meteorologist rosemary orozco will be here to tell you when. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where people have gathered to watch president obama speak. we'll tell you what he spoke about and why it's so important to
osha is fining chevron nearly $1 million for the august accident. the group issued 25 citations against chevron usa. osha says it's imposing the highest penalties allowed under state law. no workers were seriously injured in the august fire but 15,000 residents sought treatment after breathing smoke from the fire. ktvu's tom vacar is talking with talking with osha and we'll have more on this story at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> the creative arts building at san francisco state university is shut down today after a water pipe burst early this morning. the pipe broke around 4:30 a.m. flooding the first floor. workers shut off the water and called in cleaning crews. some classes have been relocated. others have been cancelled. the building is scheduled to reopen at 1:00 this afternoon. >>> it's shaping up to be a very nice day across the bay area. after a cold start this morning temperatures have been warming up nicely over the past hour or so. we're talking about more 60s later on today. the average warm-up is on track. our live camera towards parts of the east bay, mount diablo, winds gusting t
-osha has fined chevron nearly one-million dollars for the fire at its richmond refinery last august. which sent thousands of people to cal-osha says its investigators found "willful violations" in chevron's response before, during and after the fire. a spokesperson says the company disagrees with some of the findings. and plans to appeal. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something! >> pam: the first congressional hearing on gun control since the newtown shooting massacre kicked off today. it included a dramatic appeal for tougher gun laws from wounded former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. things got heated when wayne lapierre of the national rifle association took the hot seat. >> so you do not support mandatory background checks in all instances? >> we do not because the fact is that it is a failure the way that it is working. >> pam: the nra suggests putting armed guards in every school, something critics say doesn't address the problem of gun violence. some lawmakers want tougher background checks and a crackdown on gun purchas
be disciplined or fined. >>> chevron must pay over a million dollars after the refinery fire. cal osha is calling 23 of them willful and dangerous. they said they warned the company and found 2000 temporary clamp repairs including some which had been in place for years. meanwhile chevron intentionally denies and do not agree with several of the osha findings. >>> let's check back in with sal for a look at traffic. i'm sure you are starting on 101, that is a big mess down there. >> yes, as you drive to the lawrence expressway, a big-rig crashed this morning and lost a lot of fuel. these are live pictures and traffic is being funneled to one or two lanes and this is already causing a big traffic jam in the south bay on 101, one of the major freeways and you need to give yourself extra time. it will make you slow as you pass the scene. extra time needed he is going to be there for a bit. >>> that would be the the nate -- alternate rate 280 and cupertino and up to route 85. bay bridge toll plaza looks good coming into the city, oh, there is 280 northbound and that traffic is also looking very good dr
in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's t going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ ♪ >> welcome back. we continue ourur round table this week w with peter morici, ane lowreyand bruce depuyt. bruce, we started the show with a clip of your interview with gov. martin o'malley. let's go back to that interview. the governor talked about what he wants to do in terms of helping create jobthrough state spendining. >> as people out there many still looking for work, we will have robust capitital investments in terms of school construction wastewater infrastructure, and a fair amount in transportaon. we have emerging stors that have thus rank as the nber 1 state fofor innovationn. we'll be harnessing those things, too. >> the governor wantining to spend on school construion, that will create jobs. one ththing the business community is payinclose atteion to or what kind
. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ ♪ >> limbing and in h.d., this is abc 7 7 news at 11 on your side. >> up first at 11:00 tonight the countdown to the inauguration. the guests are starting to arrive and the parties are just getting started. the airports are busy. the hotels and restaurants are packed and ready for the big weekend. >> abc 7 is your inauguration station. richard reeve is live on the national maul with all the excitement already underway, right, rich in? right. people are really pumped up for this. we should mention if you come to the national mall there will be a lot of security fences like this. by monday there will be hundreds of thousands of people out here. >> the heightened security and yes, the crowds -- >> it's amazing. really inspiring to be here. >> signs the inaugural is just days away now. >> this is the second time around but there's a first time for anyone to be inspired. >> among the 800,000 people converging on d.c. --
of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long rm. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] now atat your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt. we've perfected the pastrami sandwich -- filled with juicy pastrami pickles, yellow muststard and melted cheese. all piled-high on freshly baked bread. taste one at your local subway today! subway. eat fresh. >> welcocome back. our number of the week is 30 the percentage of american workers not getting eugh sleep according to the centers for disease control. scientists estimate that sleep deprivation cost u.s. companies more than $63 billilion in 2011, due to what scientists call presentism, people who show up for work but operated subpar levels. scientists in sisingapore estimatete tt for every hour of sleep, the worker waste's eight ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ multiple sounds making melodic tune ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] at northrop grumman, every innova
, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ ♪ >> not that you needed a great computer sysm to figure out the solutution, it wacommon sense. mentally ill people should not havve cess to guns. criminals should not have access to gununs. >> comnts at the we will see how easy y it is to enforce. new york governrnor andrew cuomo citing the toughehest laws in the nation. ththe shooters at virginia tech, colorado both rerececeived the the health coueling. mental health professionals who believa patient has been a credible teat to e a gun illegally, they have toeport that information to a ment health director. ththat person will need to go to the crcriminal justice establblishment, who could then go after the fire arm. critics say this nullifies t the doct-patient relationship. we have a board certified psychiatrist here. what do you thin
water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ >>> in overdrive mode preparing for president obama's inauguration. >> a blast of cold air settles in for your weekend. how low will the temperatures go for monday's inauguration. shocking allegations against the d.c. police. why crime victims say investigators are making matters worse. >>> day three of the hostage standoff in algeria. the state department confirms one american has been killed. his body found inside the bp natural gas plant. algeria state news claims nearly 100 of the 132 foreign hostages have now been released. secretary of state hillary clinton expressed continued u.s. support for the algerian government and response to the standoff. >> let's not forget this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terrorists. >> u.s. officials tell nbc news that five americans were working in the plant. two escaped. two more are being held. the militants have offered to release them in exchange for two convicted terrorists
in the locker roommate. >> chevron said it paid 10 million in medical claims. chevron said most of the money went to hospitals for medical exam treatment. immediately following the august 6th fire. the health officials, chevron paid 20,000 claims. chevron still faces a lawsuit over the blaze from a group of 10,000 residents and state fines for allegedly violating worker safety laws. >> supervisors will decide whether to renew the ban on smart meters. opponents say the meters might raise utility bills and oppose the customers of keeping the old meters. pg&e said they are acerate and safe. it would affect 70,000 residents in the county's unincorporated areas. >> the manual survey on snow pack. snow provides a third of california's water supply. snow pack was at 134% thanks to early winter storms . that is about halftime the state average for it is season. officials say they will only be able to deliver 40 percent of the water public agencies are requesting. hopefully the manual survey will be more promising than the electronic ones they are doing. >> time for the forecast, mike? >> here are th
been pulling parking lot jobs for years and authorities and now have confirmation that chevron firefighters may have contributed to a massive last summer. >> we'll find out what is next i moved to new york to work in fashion. i came here with just a suitcase, maybe two. and luckily i found an apartment just three blocks away from t.j.maxx, which was perfect because i needed everything and i still needed to make rent. t.j.maxx is such a great place cause i know when i go in there i'm gonna score. they've got such great deals on all my favorite brands. fashion direct from designers. savings direct to you. this maxxinista can make it anywhere. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you. >>> following breaking news now. sky 7 track z.police say this started around 5:30 tonight when an officer first spotttrwr the stolen car. >> the driver took off, leading police ton a chase. the driver is one passenger ditched the car and then, took off on foot. we're going stay on this wreaking news as police continue their search tonight. you're looking at live pictures from sky 7 hd. >> he se
's new high speed rail system to san francisco. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news. >> chevron is taking steps to reform its procedures, in hopes of avoiding another catastrophic explosion and fire. these pictures are from august. when a massive fire broke out at the company's refinery in richmond. kron 4's dan kerman has a look at the changes chevron is making. >> reporter: physical repairs take place procedural changes are also in the works. in an updated report to the hazardous materials the apartment if they hav hazardous materials attached apartment, the level of degradation rate would be analyzed. it is believed that erosion is to blame for the explosion that led to the fire. >> i think that it would make a difference. >> ran a story is the director of the hazardous material department. he says that chevron is also updating its policies and checklists to make sure that they have a historical data. when he got a wedding a leak whether or not to shut it down >> randy wsorry arrandy -- sawy that would've made a difference. >> reporter: at this point this would like to be don
, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >>> the massive refinery fire has cost chevron $10 million so far. that's according to the report that chevron filed with contra costa county. that report was filed today it affected by the fire as well as area hospitals as well as local agencies. in the report, chevron says it's expanding testing to detect thinning pipes and increasing employee training to try to prevent similar accidents. the august 6th fire was caused by a corroded pipe. >>> well, a woman who was just 17 years old when she was kidnapped and sold as a sex slave is telling her story. >> i don't know if you're going to come out alive. >> coming up, why experts say her story is far too common in the bay area. >>> and a teenaged driving lesson goes very wrong in santa cruz when a father and son end up in the ocean. >>> and the fight over hand-painted gnomes over in oakland tonight. why pg&e has decided to leave the gnomes alone. >>> i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. a little bit of cloud cover across the bay area. but we are currently seeing dry temperatures also dropping to clo
become a serial disappointer, and chevron, which has become a company that delivers some true and positive surprises. which is why i even it for my charitable trust p chevron's went up big and exxon's at its high. i want to buy because its stock's actually going to do nothing or going to go down and i want to buy chevron on any weakness which is what actionalertsplus.com my charitable trust is telling people. somehow i don't think it's going to be down big. chevron, boy, i'll tell you, if chevron comes, in it's been a buy almost every single time for the last year. it will be a great opportunity. more importantly, on friday we get the labor department number, the january employment report. we need to see if those jobless claims that came out on thursday, the ones on a five-year low, will compute to a terrific monthly employment report. as i said oont n the "today" sh this morning. i think these numbers have all been on the right tra jekti and i bet they will continue over time. that said, if there were a reason for this market to take a breather and profit-taking coming in it
. >> chevron gets slapped with a huge fine for a fire that sent thousands of people to the hospital. more on that in a moment. we're watching weather and traffic as well. >> and as a check of the one with erica a couple of minutes. we do want to get to the latest doors were following particularly the 49ers approaching the superbowl. >> will tran is live in new orleans. >> will use loud yesterday morning. your ride yesterday afternoon. how does it feel? beatin it is \ / \ / \ / \ \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / >> it is cold here but the enthusiasm is high. >> i am at the team hotel. >> colin kaepernick is probably heading to work out. he will be available in less than two hours we will hear from him live when that happens. >> we have bands from all over the country. >> here is video when got late yesterday night. here is vernon davis leading with a couple of friends. >> 49ers fans are flocking to the marriott hotel. >> the niners are being bombarded by fans wishing them luck and asking for autographs. >> they just want something simple as just meeting their favorite player. >> some people worked
chevron, not as fun, with an interim update on thursday. this company is one of the worst performers of the dow. my trust owns the stock. the smart move is to wait for the company to talk and buy the stock after it gets hammered which has been the case forever. the updates appear to sound more bearish than they are. finally, friday, listen up. i have a thesis going here. the most misunderstood stock of the last few months. that's wells fargo. you think it's a stagecoach company if you listen to the bears. we always hear about management. they talk about how a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. meaning that ceos are supposed to figure out how to use the dow to take market share, whip the competition and become dominant. that's what wells fargo did during the recession. the government was desperate to save the banking system and allowed wells to go from 10% of the mortgage market to more than 30%. frankly that's perhaps the most outrageous and outstanding and astounding market share grab i have ever seen in my career. no bank has been able to have that much concentration in the histo
and online at nbcbayarea.com. >>> chevron says it will appeal the fine levied today. that punishment for the august 6 fire at a richmond refinery will send a cloud of gas and black smoke over several neighborhoods. thousands of people in the path of that pollution went to area hospitals complaining of eye irritation, breathing problems. they say investigators found will full violations in the response before, during, and after the fire. there is a degree here of the kind of possibility, of serious injury or death and the fact that chevron does not take reasonable action when they knew there were serious hazards and it intentionally and knowingly did not follow state law. >> chevron disputes the claims saying, quote, although we acknowledge we fail to live up to our own expectations we do not agree with several of the findings. >>> the material used to make nuclear bombs rolling through the bay area streets and being stored and tested at a local lab. federal officials are considering. tonight that group is raising the red flag. nbc bay area's kris sanchez has more in livermore. it's g
some answers. >> cal osha fin sherred its investigation into the massive fire at the chevron refinery last august and that report is slamming the company with the largest penalty in the agency history. heather ishimaru tonight with the full story. >> reporter: cal osha say says sheb ran had every opportunity to prevent the august pipe rupture and fire but ignored repeated warnings in its own inspectors, putting workers and community at risk of injury and death. >> we certainly hope that the citations, the seriousness of them, the classification of them is a wakeup call. >> there are a total of 25 citations including 11 in the most serious category or willful serious. those include not following its own policies to replace the corroded pipe, not implementing its own emergency procedures and per vasive violations in leak repair procedures. the fines total about a million dollars. the worse in cal osha history but you only pocket change to the oil giant. still, attorney john burris who represents more than 10,000 people who say they were hurt by the fire is pleased with the severity of t
barrow island has got rare kangaroos. chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. concerned residents speak out. as the oakland city council weighs in whether or not to bring in police and security heavyweight bill bratton. to consult its struggling police department. bratton formerly served as police chief in los angeles, and police commissioner in new york city and in boston. but last week. a number of oakland residents voiced concerns about bratton's controversial tactics. which include the "stop- and- frisk" policy. tonight at 11 -- the city continues hearing from those concerned residents. kron 4's reggie kumar is live in oakland tonight. reggie what's the latest? >> they have been consulting, with over 200 people that wanted to talk about this item. l
. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪
to come from? ♪ ♪ that's why right here in australia, chevron is building one of the biggest natural gas projects in the world. enough power for a city the size of singapore for 50 years. what's it going to do to the planet? natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel there is. we've got to be smart about this. it's a smart way to go. ♪ ♪
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a lawsuit. >>> back here in the bay area, we're learning that that oil fire at chevron's oil refinery over the summer may have accidentally been ignited by firefighter. chevron firefighters responded to reports of a small leak in a 40-year-old pipe and photos from that investigation now showing something unexpected here where the pipe had failed. that line appears to have have been punctured and punctured from the outside. investigators say the damage could have happened accidentally as firefighters tore away the insulation. >>> a san francisco lawmaker is making some bold moves. he's proposing a new bill to protect the homeless. democratic assemblyman tom ammiano wants to give the homeless legal permission to solicit money and sleep in public without harassment. the measure is sure to be controversial in cities like sacramento and san francisco where voters have already passed anned or against against sitting or lying on walks. >>> after decades of dominance, the curtain may soon be dropping on an illustrious era of de la sal football. the school at this hour not confirming the speculatio
investigation says firefighters may have ignited that massive fire at chevron's oil refinery in richmond last august. chevron says its firefighters responded to reports of a small leak in a 40-year-old pipe. investigators now say where the pipe failed the lines appeared to have been punctured from the outside. the damage could have happened accidentally as firefighters tore away the insulation. >>> and good evening. i'm swref jeff in the nbc bay area weather center. warmer this hour as compared to the>> al: couple of nights. 45 in san jose. it's a big changes for the weekend that include rain on the way. i'll have your full time line coming up in a few minutes. >>> thank you, jeff. just ahead, flashy ads, dangerous distractions. research on what may be causing drivers to lose focus on bay area freeways. >> and the high flying work on a local bridge all in the name of art. >>> plus, the pelosi photo shop controversy. the picture that has the congressman doing some explaining tonight. >>> the suspect accused of killing a millionaire appeared in court for the first time today. 1-year-old javier
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,000 and chevron has paid $13 million in compensation after that richmond fire from the refinery. most of the compensation is for medical treatment immediately after gas and black smoke went up over the refinery and chevron says they are now taking corrective action after that fire. >>> it looks like those nomes in oakland will not have to disappear after all. >>> plus, would you swim in this? the australian beach is covered in a sea foam and we will have more on the reason why it is happening. stay tuned. . >>> check this out, ocean waters in australia is looking like a bubble bath. waves of sea form is reportedly being churned up by a cyclone but beachgoers are still swimming and playing in it. >>> retrial of a former san francisco crime lab tech, she admitted taking cocaine from the lab and she said she only took cocaine that spilled and was being weighed. >>> the hadn't painted meant toes -- nomes, they say the nomes can stay and they say it compromised the equipped but the decision upset a lot of people in the community who said they loved those nomes. many people say the nomes ar
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